Pride in the Cities: Minnesota Renaissance Festival
September 24 | Help us take over the MN Renaissance Festival for some medieval fun!
Gender Reel’s 6th Annual film & performance art festival kicks off it’s 2016 event with a premiere screening of the new documentary “Major! A new documentary film.” We will also showcase performance pieces and art displays by local queer/trans artists. A Q&A with trans identified women will follow the screening.
After the success of last years opening night, we are excited to invite Quinn “Shimmer” Villagomez back to host this years event. Quinn, is a well known Hispanic, transgender woman, activist and voice in the Twin Cities. She co-host’s FRESH FRUIT on KFAI Radio, was chosen as one of five most Influential women in the Twin Cities and was featured in a City Pages article during International Women’s Day in 2015.
6:00 PM — Doors Open (get seated, look at art)
6:30 PM — Welcoming, followed by a performance art piece
6:45 PM — “Our Fire Blooms” (Trailer screening) (Subtitled)
7:00 PM — Performance pieces, followed by 10 minute break
7:30 PM — “The Encounter” (short) (Subtitled)
7:50: PM — Major! A New Documentary (Subtitled)
9:00 PM — Q&A with Quinn & others
Join Gender Reel for two additional screening nights of amazing films!
October 6th — A night of desire, domination and discovery @ Trylon Microcinema
6:30 — Doors Open
6:45 — In Bed With Francisco (contains nudity), Nomade, Trans Puzzle (These films were produced and sponsored by Al Borde Producciones) (All three films are subtitled)
7:15 — My Refugee Story (Subtitled)
7:40 — Liv’s New Chapter (Subtitled)
8:45 — Undercover Mistress (silent film).This film contains violence and comes with a trigger warning.
All films screened during this event will be Closed Captioned and/or Subtitled.
October 13 — Closing Night Event @ Trylon Microcinema (free cookies and coffee will be served).
6:30 PM — Doors Open
6:45 PM — Two Girl Bunnies, They That Live In Me, Zura Taekwando Fighter (Subtitled), Taboo, Chthonic Dilemmas
7:30 PM — Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgender Korean Adoptee
8:15 PM — The Other Side of The Mirror (Subtitled)
9:15 PM — Q&A with local Drag Kings
2016 Gold Sponsors